Successful surgical treatment of an Edwards type IIIB right aortic arch aneurysm: Report of a case
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A true aneurysm of the right aortic arch which accompanies various branching characteristics is very rare. We report herein the successful surgical treatment of an elderly patient found to have an Edwards type IIIB right aortic arch aneurysm encircling and compressing the trachea. The complete right aortic arch and right subclavian artery were reconstructed through the inside of the aneurysm using selective cerebral perfusion. The patient recovered well, with no residual neurologic deficit and with resolution of the dyspnoic attacks he had suffered preoperatively.
Key Wordsright aortic arch aneurysm Edwards type IIIB selective cerebral perfusion
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